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19 May, 2015 Official launch of The Adventures of John Salad by author Tarquin Namaste

19 May, 2015 Official launch of The Adventures of John Salad by author Tarquin Namaste

The Adventures of John Salad - Courtesy TN 2015

The Adventures of John Salad – Courtesy TN 2015

The Adventures of John Salad

The debut title from young philosopher Tarquin Namaste. Written in a ‘flash’ of seven weeks in late 2013, during an experience that subsequently changed his life and compelled him to write about his journey of spiritual metamorphosis.

 

 

 

The Author

Tarquin Namaste Courtesy DGNetworks 2014

Tarquin Namaste Courtesy DGNetworks 2014

Tarquin Namaste is an English writer and musician born in the northern town of Blackburn, located in the county of Lancashire. His home town of Accrington in the borough of Hyndburn and former heart of traditional textile manufacturing, now represents a repressed socio-typical working-class narrative, firmly imprinted into its culture. The end of an era in manufacturing and industry prevalent in the final decades of the twentieth century, left the town forever stripped of tradition and heritage. Now in the new millennium it contends for government subsidies with bordering towns including notably, Burnley and Blackburn. Intrinsic to the northern culture and its ‘left behind’ status, music with its contentious lyrics continues to play an important role. Tarquin subsequently grew up with this inherited wave of musical consciousness. Fascinated with the subliminal messages of modern music, prompted him to study the art form at college. Later as a student at Salford University (Manchester England) he studied music and musical theory. This included research on the principle sociological elements marked by earlier folk traditions of the 1700’s through to modern-day genres.

As a graduate of Salford University (BA Hons) in Popular Musicology he became interested in the Indie culture and a ‘branch off’ known as the post-punk revival. From the latter of these and prominent between the years 2000 and 2006 emerged Bloc Party, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol and Artic Monkeys. These influences led to the formation of his own band Moral Panic (2009 – 2013) and features in the Adventures of John Salad. In recent times Tarquin has gained significant interest in the genre known as frequencies; in particular the advent of 432Hz. “This is where I now see music to be heading within the alternative scenes, and even popular music, (all recorded and processed at 440Hz) which is being converted into this more natural frequency by ‘enlightened’ fans around the world.”

Books that have left an indelible impression upon him are ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ written by James Redfield and ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ the latter also featuring in the Adventures of John Salad. A book written from beginning to end in seven weeks while ‘taken-over’ by the higher forces of sheer illumination.

David William Gibbons 2013

David William Gibbons 2013

“With its magnificent magnitude of thought and deep insight, John Salad has opened the sacred door for others to walk through, so that they too can truly know the infinite.

The voice of failings, ignorance and constant periods of doubt and despair are not hidden or glossed over. This dynamic emerges through twists and turns where waves of sublime honesty work powerfully in charting the rhythmic balance of hopelessness and ecstasy that John experiences.

A journey that brings all minds to the one universal whole. A universal place where just being is really living.”
David William Gibbons – International Broadcaster

Visit the official website – The Adventures of John Salad

December 13 – 15, 2013 Christmas gifting at DG Networks

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Dr. Scilla Elworthy March 1 and 2, 2011 – In Discussion

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selworthyMarch 1 & 2, 2011 – Guest Dr. Scilla Elworthy Scilla Elworthy Ph D founded Peace Direct in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from peace-builders in conflict areas; awarded ‘Best New Charity’ at the Charity Awards 2005. Previously she founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics. It is for this work that she was awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003 and nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She helped found the Market Theatre in South Africa in 1976, long before it was legal for multi-racial performances to take place, and has since worked with playwrights and directors, including David Edgar and Max Stafford Clark, to engage the public in political theatre. From 2005 she was adviser to Sir Richard Branson, Peter Gabriel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in setting up The Elders initiative. In 2007 she was appointed a member of the World Future Council and the International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy. She has designed the Leadership Course in Conflict Transformation for the Said Business School at the University of Oxford, and is co-founder of ‘The Pilgrimage’ – a 24-hour intensive course that enables participants to make major shifts in consciousness and perception.

A discussion on “The Appropriateness of Judging others”

The Appropriateness of Judging Others

by: Ryan Gallifant

Imagine yourself on a day much like today. Imagine that, instead of going to school, the office, or wherever it is you go after you get ready for the day, you decide to carpool with Jack. Jack is not an ostentatious man, nor is he so unassuming as to not be noticed. No, Jack has a simple and quiet bravado that makes him a hit with all the female leaders at youth group. Though this wouldn’t be a problem for some people, you, however, know that Jack comes from a background of sexual promiscuity before coming to the saving knowledge of Christ and you know he’s had four girlfriends in the last six months. Knowing this, you ponder and pray for wisdom that God with give you the words to speak truth that causes change in Jack’s life.

As you carpool to your destination, you notice Jack handling his Blackberry in a surreptitious manner as a lascivious smile creeps upon his face. Your precarious position is only compounded by the day’s rush-hour traffic and you ask yourself, “Do I confront Jack to not let another easily avoidable heartache for both him and her? Or, do I allow myself not to speak up because I’m afraid I might offend him?”

“Jack?” You ask.

“Yeah, buddy.” Jack responds, as he gives you a quick glance out of the corner of his eye, all the while devilishly hiding whatever risqué note he’d been reading.

“I want you to know that I respect you as a brother in Christ and, as a fellow believer, I have a responsibility to ask if you think what you’re doing with these girls in honoring to God?”

“What!” He immediately responds on the defensive, “Who gives you the right to judge me as if I’m some kind of criminal! You don’t even have any room to tell me what I’m doing is wrong because you lack integrity even in small things, like when you cheated on your test. Besides, they appreciate the attention.”

It was so long ago, but that’s how long you’ve known Jack and instead of admitting his actions are wrong, which is pretty much what he did when he decided not to answer, he decided to attack you.

However, this predicament of judging puts many aback as it is an all –too familiar event that clouds the sincere and caring Christian from helping other believers come to an understanding that their actions don’t just affect them, but they themselves affect and hurt the relationships in the body of Christ and cause division. Division is the complete opposite of what Jesus and His disciples taught. However, should anyone really approach another believer who is going against the teachings of God? Won’t that action in itself cause division and go against the scripture in Matthew 7:1? Some may believe the meaning of this verse stands on solid ground to cover their own sin up. However, this passage speaks to the involvement of one’s life and actions upon another believer. Through Matthew 7:1-6, this paper will seek to demonstrate the appropriateness of ‘judging’ others based on the summative evidence researched. This is not to say or mean that one’s ability extends to condemnation of someone else’s salvation. However, it is meant to be a call of obtaining an active, ethical, and cognitive, decision-making mindset that should be in use by the believer, to limit the extent of involvement with another whose actions and lifestyle are negatively infectious and against the Word of God and the Life of Christ. From this mindset, the believer may be encouraged to give an appropriate accountability, in love, and spur the object of their judgment to a closer walk with Christ there from. This is not to say that believer can hope to help keep a nonbeliever in a righteous obedience as those of flesh walk by the flesh. However, this stands as an encouragement for the brothers and sisters in Christ to care for and look after one another.

First, the honest argument against the purpose of this paper will be given. Though most scholars would understand the roles of a Christian by an exegesis of the passage in context, that study will be addressed later. One such argument that seeks to make an explanation of Christ’s sermon on the mount from Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge so that you will not be judged,” is the call for a character adjustment to not judge (Orr 1999). This is taken to a meaning of disallowing another’s measure of obedience to the precepts of God’s Word as taught through the Bible. The popular statement that is said is, “Don’t judge me.” While this is a response from the individual’s understanding of Matthew 7:1, this is more accurately placed within the realm of an emotive response (Balz S.319). It is a conviction within the individual that causes them to rebel against correction; this is what is considered the flesh because very nature of opposing truth is the antithesis of what the “Spirit” demands, a change in action, attitude, or communication.

Therefore, the role of the Holy Spirit is not called into a situation, whereby, the individual, expounding their need for independence and personal character without review, is one who has not come to accept the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The reason for this absence is found in the lack of a restoration of death to life by the Holy Spirit because there is no conviction from which the flesh rebels against. However, the standpoint of there being no privilege for someone to judge another comes from a misunderstanding of the term judge.

For, the word judge has a correlative meaning in the action and use. Webster’s 1828 dictionary definition unifies agreed meanings of the Greek in the passage contextually and the latent flavors found in later books of the New Testament. Here, judge, transliterated from Greek to krino (Arndt S.570), is said to mean a discerning of moral right and wrong, a truth, or good and evil. These meanings, a variation of the other, are surround the first of making a personal choice, based on a standard, to side with what is morally correct (Fridberg S.238). Understanding this meaning becomes more applicable to Matthew 7:1 rather than the first application when looking at the context of the passage.

Remember, this is Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount where just one chapter ago, He is speaking on the making of one’s self right before the Father and His provision by seeking the Kingdom. This is mirrored in the apostles and most noticeably Apostle Paul’s teaching in Philippians (Correia Slide 9). Also, immediately after the passage proper, according to Matthew’s account, Jesus reaffirms the character trait seeking self-correction to draw near to the Father and His provision through a proper relationship with Him. This ancient and effective form of literary device is known as an “inclusio,” whereby the speaker gives an idea, a furtherance of the idea, and then restates the idea showing a correlation and importance.

Finishing the contextual journey, at the heart of the inclusio are five verses that give description and direction. First, the description is represented with a pictorial reference to hypocrisy as removing “the log from your own eye” before taking the “speck out of your brother’s eye.” Second, Jesus gives a direction or lesson about not being hypocritical in one’s judgment. This understanding is achieved by a contextual understanding.

Therefore, the application of appropriate judgment is reached by this contextual study of Matthew 7:1-6. First, one must be in proper standing with the Father, Matthew 6. Second, if one is not right with the Father they should not be making moral decisions, Matthew 7:1. Third, honesty and empathetic correction is the Christ honoring form of judgment, Matthew 7:12 (Nelson S.231). This was the practice of Christ’s corrective judgment for His disciples.

To further the example at the introduction to this paper, this mindset of Christ and privilege given by God for the fellowship of believers should be the mindset and practice of believers just as the Apostle Paul commands in Philippians 2:3-8. Throughout scripture and especially the New Testament Church, believers are called to a mindset of discernment – a mindset of judging morality based on an ethical framework lived out by Christ and contained in the precepts of the Bible. “Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world (Ryrie 1Corinthians 6:3)?” This is obviously a passage not directly related, for Paul is addressing the issue of dealing unjustly with fellow believers by taking them to the courts of people “who are of no account in the church (Ryrie 1Corinthians 6:4).” However, this latent meaning of judge is carried over to another matter of discerning a moral issue with another believer.

Further examination of this theme of judging between believers is found within the pretentious passage of James 4:10-12. “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor (Ryrie James 4:10-12)?” While it may seem that this passage goes against the carefully presented character and mindset a believer is to have, this, as will all Scripture, must be seen in context. James has been previously discussing the conflicts within fellowship being attributed to the church’s inclination to the flesh. This church was not in a good place and so there is a negative connotation attributed to the judging of brethren upon another, as it is malicious. Review the passage again and take notice of how James himself is actually judging the church towards corrective action. Being in a position to discern the morality, or lack thereof, based on the ethical standard of Jesus, James, as well as the well known Apostle Paul, further the theme of judging or, more directly, rebuking towards correction. For, the Apostles were still working with Old Testament knowledge and knew the value of an open rebuke and the faithful wounds from a friend (Ryrie Proverbs 27:5-6).

In the effort of this undertaking, many sources were intently examined to arrive at this conclusion that is both encouraging and personally applicable as my correction. While the point has been made for the theme of how judging others is indeed appropriate and beneficial for the believer and the church as a whole, it is also necessary that this correction be done in love and not a hypocritical request. For just as Christ rebuke in love and in a stern tone, I among people must learn that this is not simply a bold and insincere rebuke demanding change, but one of understanding the shortcomings of this battle against what I want to do and what the Lord wants to do through me. While it is easy for me to say that this is a mindset believers must carry with them, I forget that I cannot judge by my own standards because I am fallen in nature; however, if I am to judge, it must be done based on the ethical precepts taught through the Word of God and Jesus Christ.

For the reader must be made aware that this scenario is not one fantasy, but one of my personal scenarios, whereby, I knew that I needed to confront “Jack (his name was changed to protect him),” before our Young Life club was ruined from the inside out because our lack of integrity. However, I had messed up and compromised my morality by not sticking to the ethics I had been taught through God’s Word. I thought I could ask a classmate for answers to an English exam because I forgot to study.

It was just once and I had argued with myself that it was okay; yet, I never made amends or repented for atrocious actions. I had desecrated my testimony for Christ for something so cheap that I do not deserve to be His follower. Luckily, we are judged by the Ethics of God and not our own.

This one slip made a crack in the door perfect for the enemy to use. As I confronted Jack about the misgivings I had, he retaliated with, “Don’t judge.” Therefore, taking into account the complete journey of this them on judging there is appropriateness in judging others; however, it must be done in love, with no hypocrisy, and one’s heart must right with the Lord. Once these prerequisite parts are met, the believer may be encouraged to have the privilege to strengthen the fellowship by offering correction. This is what it is to judge according to Jesus’ teaching from Matthew 7:1.

Bibliography

Arndt, William; Danker, Frederick W.; Bauer, Walter: A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000, S. 567, S. 570

Balz, Horst Robert; Schneider, Gerhard: Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1990-c1993, S. 2:318-321

Correia, John. “Slide 9.” Gospels. Proc. of Matthew, Southwestern College, Phoenix. Phoenix: Southwestern College, 2009. 9. Print.

Friberg, Timothy ; Friberg, Barbara ; Miller, Neva F.: Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, 2000 (Baker’s Greek New Testament Library 4), S. 238

Merriam-Webster, Inc: Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. Eleventh ed. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003

Orr, James, M.A., D.D.: Orr, James (Hrsg.): The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: 1915 Edition. Albany, OR: Ages Software, 1999,

Ryrie, Charles Caldwell. Ryrie Study Bible: New American Standard Bible, 1995 Update. Chicago: Moody, 2008. Print.

Strong, James: The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible: Showing Every Word of the Text of the Common English Version of the Canonical Books, and Every Occurrence of Each Word in Regular Order. electronic ed. Ontario: Woodside Bible Fellowship, 1996, S. G2919

Thomas Nelson Publishers: What Does the Bible Say About–: The Ultimate A to Z Resource Fully Illustrated. Nashville,  Tenn.: Thomas Nelson, 2001 (Nelson’s A to Z Series), S. 231

Thomas, Robert L.; The Lockman Foundation: New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible: Updated  Edition. Anaheim: Foundation Publications, Inc.,1998, c1981, c1998

Zodhiates, Spiros: The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament. Electronic ed. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2000, c1992, c1993, S. G2919

Get To Know The Editor: Ryan Gallifant

Family BBQ

The Editor with His Bride to be

Who am I?

There is so much that can be said about me and some might actually care to know.  So, as you can tell by the title, my name is Ryan Gallifant.  I’m one of few residing native Arizonans.  I know.  I know.  Try to regain some composure.  From my picture you can see on the right, the beautiful lady, standing next to the silly bloke, will allow me to be her husband in November of this year.  While working as “The Editor” for “In Discussion,” my career goal is found in the education of young minds (5th graders and up), to which end I am pursuing a degree in Elementary Education (with highly qualified emphasis in Math, Science, and English) at Southwestern College.  I hope to have the honor of attending Oxford University to learn the most successful style of pedagogy, so any sponsorship is highly appreciated.

What do I do for the program?

My role as part of the Post-Production team works closely with David in bringing “In Discussion” to an agreeable and satisfactory ending where the listener can experience the program as intended.  Some may be surprised, but I do not have a chamber full of technological equipment where I slave over the editing of the radio programs.  Indeed, it is quite the opposite and I prefer the simplicity of my Denon earbuds, my 13″ Macbook Pro, and Adobe Soundbooth.

How do I feel about my work, so far?

While working on the radio program, my craft has matured and the most effective way to know as to just how well it has matured is that people should be unable to tell that there even was any editing done.  Deeds accomplished, but not seen.  Some would call this a thankless job; however, those people probably don’t know David to well.

Has anyone expressed approval for my work?

Actually, yes.   The persons that have noticed and mentioned, I am incredibly humbled by their acknowledgement and praise.  I have found that the awareness and appreciation originates from previous guests on the program who were impressed with my work.  Though I am nowhere close to being a shy person,  compliments find me off-guard and I usually stammer out some sort of sheepish response of gratitude.

What has been your most challenging or favorite program, so far?

Out of all the programs that I have had the pleasure of listening to and editing thus far, there is one program that I am inclined to express my favoritism with.  The program with guest Astor Morgan and his return trip back from the Festa Di Sant’Agata.  I enjoyed carefully inlaying sound tracks to immerse the listener into such an emotional and intellectual journey.  Even more so, the topic of Sant’Agata, who was killed for her faith is Christ, was of particular interest to me as it reminded me of Cassie, the teenager in the “Columbine Shooting,” who stared at the muzzle of a gun and said, “Yes, I believe in God.”  This exclamation of faith is what I hope to live out every day, “Yes, I believe in Jesus.”


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